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Certified Product Investigation Process (CPIP) -FY07

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
Current Information can be found at: Certified Product Investigation Process (CPIP) - FY08


  • Ensure workers' safety and health risks are minimized by investigation, analyzing, and resolving concerns with certified respiratory protective products consistently, uniformly and fairly.
Respirator users

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84
  • NIOSH policies and procedures

Key Partners

  • NFPA
  • MSHA
  • OSHA
  • SEI


  • Respirator users
  • Respirator manufacturers
  • Enforcement agencies

Project Scope

  • Ensure that field deployed NIOSH approved respiratory protective devices continue to provide respiratory protection to the user at a level that meets or exceeds the applicable performance requirements.


  • CPIPs Conducted: 12 Opened
  • CPIPs Conducted: 9 Closed


  • 13 Active recall/retrofits
  • Revoked approval of 3 Manufacturers
  • 17 User Notices Issued
  • Overall Number of CPIPs: 432 Opened / 454 Closed


  • Resolution of reported performance problems and increased user confidence in certified respirators.
  • Elimination of nonconforming respirators from national inventory.
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)